Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3484

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it mountain forests and grassy balds, especially at medium to high elevations, but descending to ca. 600 m (2200 feet), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gentiana austromontana   FAMILY Gentianaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 155-02-007?:
Gentiana clausa   FAMILY Gentianaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Gentian, Appalachian Gentian